Zambia No Longer A Peaceful Country

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

The essay is answering the the questions people might have concerning zambia. since Zambia's independence, the peace, liberty and justice which the citizens enjoyed is no longer there and lastly the writer suggested urgent action needed to combat the challenges zambia is facing. He has given hope the country will someday have peace again.

Zambia officially the Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern-Central Africa. Mother Zambia gained independence on 24 October 1964 under President Kenneth Kaunda, a nationalist leader who had fought against the colonial Federation of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (Malawi). In the 1960s and 1970s, Zambia was instrumental in the liberation struggles in neighbouring countries, this was the period when it was called a peaceful nation and with it's high self-esteem because it was known as the most peaceful and safest nation on the Africa continent.

Since it's independence Zambia was called a peaceful country with justice and liberty. Citizens were exercising their rights, particularly the basic human rights. Zambian citizens today have questions concerning the peace, justice and liberty system in the country. Is Zambia a peaceful country? Do we have justice in Zambia? Do we have liberty in Zambia? If the answer is yes then why do we have so many riots, brutal toture? People are being restricted from expressing their rights, murder and rape cases are increasing  everyday, corruption and injustice are the definition of Zambia today, these have made a destructive impact on the country's development affecting the economic growth. Zambia is no longer a peaceful country at all, it's citizens are living without peace, it was liberated from colonialism in 1964 but soon it will be colonialize again if urgent action is not taken. Justice is nolonger for all but for some individuals who claim to be more superior than others. Zambia is loosing the sovereignty and dignity in the thin air slowly but sure, the peace, justice and liberty system has become so weak. We don't need leaders who give hope everyday but doesn't fulfil the promises. We cannot hope for better future without peace, justice, liberty, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law. 

Making Zambia a peaceful nation again as it used to be longtime ago, it will take strong and determined leaders to work in oneness as one Zambia one nation without politicising things, injustice, corruption, sexual abuses, brutal toture and homecide must be combated for peace, justice and liberty to reign in Zambia. Therefore we will be impressed and embrace one another if we have a common goal. We shall fight bring Zambia back to its peaceful state and no more will we murder one another. No one will be left uncared for. No family will be left hungry. No one man will stand above his brothers and sisters claiming superiority, but we will move forward together as brethren under the sun all one strong and free. Someday, Zambia will have peace, justice and liberty again. Nothing will change until we change what is in our motherland. Until the peace and justice we dream of come to pass. Zambia for all either black or white, equal pay, equal opportunity and  a person will have the right not to be subjected to torture; or treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading manner. Action to combat all the challenges the country is facing must be implemented wisely.


Submitted: June 12, 2020

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Peter Piper

Hi Royd, I liked your piece, I know how you feel. I know a little of Zambia and a long time ago I was involved in the import and export of goods and services through Lusaka. I well remember a wonderful drive on the narrow "blacktop" road from Lusaka to Victoria Falls and back again. I am sad to hear that Zambia has slipped backwards on the path to justice and freedom for all. I trust it won't be too long before a leader emerges who will take the county forward best wishes Peter.

Fri, June 12th, 2020 11:42am

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